The Abandoned Child Who Had Nowhere to Turn - An Astonishing Survival Story
By (author) Terry Denby
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Spoilt by Terry Denby
Book DescriptionIn the coming weeks and months I was further humiliated by Auntie Blodwen. The beatings were usually around the head or on the back of the legs, the arms or bare bottom. Auntie Agnes would hold me down in the office, the cloakroom, or in the cellar, while Auntie Blodwen laid into me. I was now totally exposed to the wilfulness and madness of these adults ...I was in care. Terry begins life on an estate in East London known as 'The Buildings'. Rarely attending school, he wanders the streets for hours, collecting cigarette butts while his mother entertains men and sings in local pubs. But when he returns to find the 'welfare' on his door, he realises his troubles have only just begun ...His mother gives him up without a fight and Terry finds himself in a care home run by the tyrannical Auntie Blodwen. Terry is brutally beaten on a regular basis and shut for hours in the coal cellar. His only strength gleaned from the children who share this nightmare, and his friendship with his guardian's dog, Jenny. Denied all the opportunities children so desperately need, Terry's story builds a picture of a bewildered and deeply troubled child who is let down time and time again by the very people he needs the most. But this powerful memoir shows how even the most deprived child can make their own luck and eventually find happiness.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780340910368
(198mm x 129mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Hodder Paperback
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Publish Date: 26-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Terry Denby
Terry Denby was born in West Ham, London in 1947. After leaving school with no qualifications he became interested in music and began playing the guitar, eventually with bands in some of London's best known hotels. He later acquired an Honours degree and worked as a teacher of Religious Education at a school in East London. Terry now lives in France with his wife and daughter.
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